Nigeria: The Who and How of Pirates Threatening the Nollywood Industry


With an average production of 50 movies per week and about US$590 million revenue annually, Nigeria's film market is booming. Dubbed Nollywood, it has overcome the teething problems of the late 1980s and 1990s to become a leading producer of films. It...


Zimbabwe: Deflation Despite Economic Crunch

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Automated Trading System (file photo).

Zimbabwe's annual inflation for March shed 0.09 percentage points to -2,31 percent as the country continues to be affected by weak aggregate demand and lower import costs following the strengthening of...

South Africa: Rand Breaks Through R15/U.S.$ for First Time Since December

The rand has broken the R15/$ ceiling on Wednesday after US fed chair Janet Yellen surprised on Tuesday night with dovish comments, depreciating the dollar against most currencies.

"A need for caution is all it took from Janet Yellen in a speech last night to see the rand move...